Monday, July 23, 2012

CHAMP Spikes Used by Open Championship Winner, 14 Top-10 Finishers

Company's Innovative Traction Technology Trusted by 29 of the Last 36 Major Champions

(MARLBOROUGH, MA) – CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide – The World Leader in Sport Cleat Technology and maker of innovative CHAMP spikes, high-performance golf tees and accessories – confirms the winner and 14 top-10 finishers at the 2012 Open Championship relied on its renowned spikes, according to Darrell Survey.

Securing his fourth major championship, the winner trusted the Zarma model and its unique Lotus technology, which softens the impact of walking by reducing spike pressure to create a more comfortable experience. The victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club continues the trend of the world’s best players selecting CHAMP spikes, which have been used by 29 of the last 36 major winners.

“It’s no surprise that the top of the leaderboard was populated almost exclusively by players who chose CHAMP spikes,” says Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. “We offer a large variety of cleat options to suit all preferences, with each engineered to provide incredible traction, stability and comfort.”

The #1 Brand on Tour, CHAMP also offers a wide range of products beyond the cleat category. These include the recently launched MyHite Zarma FLYtee. Drawing from MacNeill Engineering’s unrivalled 80-year heritage, the FLYtee line has quickly become one of the most-used tees by leading professionals worldwide. Made with durable, environmentally-friendly materials, its six-pronged head and shallow cup reduces friction, increases distance and improves accuracy.

With more than 100 active distributors, CHAMP is the world’s largest manufacturer of replaceable spikes. The company produces more than 140 million spikes annually and is the dominant global brand in football, soccer, golf, baseball, cricket, rugby and other sports.

For more information:, 1-800-OK-CHAMP.


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